Reservations are by the week (Saturday to Saturday) during the summer season. There is a two night minimum stay for cottages in the spring and fall. Rates do not include State of Michigan Tax (6%), Traverse City Tourism Assessment (5%), or any gratuities.
A deposit of 50% of the cottage or room rate required to secure a reservation. Deposits for the summer season are fully refundable before April 15th. Off-season deposits are refundable with 30 days notice.
We are sorry but we do not allow any pets at Watervale during the summer season. Pets are allowed in cottages during the spring and fall with prior approval.
Your cottage comes equipped with sheets and towels (but please bring your own beach towels). Cots, pack n plays, high chairs and hair dryers are available upon request. There is a free lending library for books, puzzles and toys. Canoes and kayaks are available to use. Watervale also provides a spot for reusing beach toys and inflatables. For the sake of the lake…it’s peace and beauty… we allow no jet skis and strongly discourage wake boats as they endanger our shoreline.
Smoking is not permitted in the dining room, cottages or any public spaces.
Firewood is provided for cottages with fireplaces but not for beach fires. Fireworks are not allowed anywhere on Watervale property.
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We are looking forward to the 2023 season! Reservations for the summer season begin in January. Please check our availabilities page for any openings. We are old school and handle all of our reservations in-house so please contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!